Google Glass Will Be Used In Live Surgery

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Green technology seems to be a hot topic nowadays. The love for the environment and renewable energy has opened new doors for businesses, as some companies started creating materials which help devices to be more energy efficient, useful and with many functionalities. The tech industry has built some cool gadgets which simplified people’s lives and because they’re so beneficial, they won’t be thrown into a drawer, waiting to be covered in dust. The Google Glass, which didn’t create too many waves when it was launched, will not end up on a forgotten shelf, as it found a new place, the operating room, where it will assist surgeons.

Until now, surgeons were limited to 3D imaging and only this way they were able to perform complicated surgeries, such as unblocking the coronary artery in cardio-thoracic surgeons, where the a catheter was introduced into the artery and allowed the blood to flow. This type of surgery wouldn’t be a success if the surgeons would use traditional methods, because they need to have a detailed imaging of the affected area, so they can see what needs to be fixed.

Luckily, Google has now a more effective method which doesn’t require surgeons to project imaging on large screens, as they will need only a Google Glass to perform a PCI procedure. This way, they can see clear images of the vessel using an application which has been created by some physicists from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modeling of the University of Warsaw. The surgery was simpler than ever, because with the Google Glass, the surgeons were able to use voice commands for zooming and panning images of the vessel and this way, they were able to catheter wire into place and they implanted two drug-releasing stents.

It’s just a matter of time until hospitals from all over the world will order Google Glasses so that the cardiologists and other surgeons will be able to carry out the interventions at any time of day (thanks to the protection against X-rays) or night.

Sources: TreeHugger and NYTimes.